Survivor: A Novel (Paperback)

Survivor: A Novel By Chuck Palahniuk Cover Image
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"Brilliantly satiric and savagely funny, Survivor is a wild amphetamine ride through the vagaries of fame and the nature of belief." —San Francisco Chronicle

Tender Branson—last surviving member of the Creedish Death Cult—is dictating his life story into the recorder of Flight 2039, cruising on autopilot at 39,000 feet somewhere over the Pacific Ocean. He is all alone in the airplane, which will crash shortly into the vast Australian outback. But before it does, Branson will unfold the tale of his journey from an obedient Creedish child and humble domestic servant to an ultra-buffed, steroid- and collagen-packed media messiah.

About the Author

Chuck Palahniuk is the best-selling author of more than eighteen fictional works, including Fight Club, Invisible Monsters, Survivor, Choke, Lullaby, Diary, Haunted, Rant, Pygmy, Tell-All, Damned, Doomed, Beautiful You and The Invention of Sound. He lives in the Pacific Northwest.

Praise For…

A turbo-charged, deliciously manic satire of contemporary American life. [Palahniuk] rearranges Vonnegut’s sly humor, DeLillo’s mordant social analysis and Pynchon’s antic surrealism (or is it R. Crumb’s) into a gleaming puzzle palace all his own.
— Newsday

Convoluted, maniacally comic, partaking deeply of the America that streams towards us in the dead of night from the cable channels—that place of outrageous expectation, slavish idolatry, fanatic consumerism, and mind-stopping banality.
— Esquire

Mordant…One’s sympathy for the improbably, doomed hero is fully engaged
— The New Yorker

A dead-on send-up of the media, celebrity and pop culture.
— Seattle Post Intelligencer

The perfect comment on our apocalypse-fixated times.
— Spin

Maybe our generation has found its Don DeLillo.
— Bret Easton Ellis

Impressive…Palahniuk’s DeLilloesque cultural witticisms and his satirical take on the culture of instant celebrity invest the narrative with a dark humor.
— Publishers Weekly

A morbidly fascinating black fantasy…Brilliant, engrossing, substantial, and fun: Palahniuk carves out credible, moving dramas.
— Kirkus Reviews

Product Details
ISBN: 9780393355932
ISBN-10: 0393355934
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: May 1st, 2018
Pages: 304
Language: English